I am definitely not complaining on that! The scenes of Taylor excitedly bringing home all 5 stars - Contemporary Romance I loved this! I would highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance. It was so much better and again, I have high expectations for this author's works! But this was more than that. This is one of those books that I absolutely loved and yet wanted to strangle the main characters for half of the book! Becoming a Grown-Up is hard. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley. I thought that Taylor and Nick had wonderful chemistry together. Nick's always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor.
Now that they're shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they're putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Soon they're putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. But there also is this annoying Ex who decides. I would recommend I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope or books by authors Jennifer Probst, Marina Adair, Julie James or Jill Shalvis. He grinned as she glared.
And I loved that she faltered, that she broke down and that she could be unsure of herself at times. Nick and Taylor don't like each other. They were one of my favorites so far. Lauren Layne and I seem to have had a bit of a falling out so far in 2017. Wow, was this one excellent. Hurt from the rejections, she turned around and gave someone else in their office a chance. I mean it came out of nowhere.
Want more fun, fresh, flirty and very sexy rom-com? Please summarize the book for the readers here: I Knew You Were Trouble is enemies-to-lovers in the truest sense of the word—when the story kicks off, these two truly do not like each other. Nick Ballantine glanced up and blinked in surprise when he saw Taylor. It takes her a long while to snap out of it, even though her declarations of love for her ex already felt half-hearted based on her perspective. Taylor Carr has it all - a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. She took way to get it together. While they were a roller coaster of emotions that I definitely enjoyed riding, I also had fun watching them learn more about each other.
Plus she always has a few super great lines in the book that just make you want to stay in and relive the romance. They sold me her as a self-confident woman and she was pathetic. Fans of Julie James, Carly Phillips and Chanel Cleeton - meet the men of Oxford magazine! Nope Bradley is Taylor's ex-boyfriend who decided to dump her on their moving day was a great idea. Layne who always manages to keep me completely wrapped up in her stories that I read them from start to finish in one sitting and this book was no different. Usually I think they are whiny or bitchy or just mean and so I generally have a hard time connecting. This story was not what I thought it would be. Will they give into the sizzling chemistry that bounces between them, or will their dislike for each other stop them from achieving the happy ever they both deserve? Their chemistry is combustible and their banter just as hot.
This is the fourth book in the Oxford series and while fans of the series will enjoy seeing some of their favorite characters, this book could easily be read as a stand alone novel. She'll get her man eventually. When I grow up, I wanna be like her. Lauren Layne and I seem to have had a bit of a falling out so far in 2017. He saw past her icy exterior and saw the lonely, competitive, sarcastic and gorgeous woman.
Nick, on the other hand, had his own issues. Because both actually were drawn to each other. At the end we all know how this novel will end but it was fantastic that the author changed it up and made it less predictable and more unique. And I really hope there are more books to come in this series! But the only thing she got out of that lesson was that nobody loved her. She has her head stuck in the frigging sand it ain't even funny.
I liked the fact that it took this pair some time to really get together since it felt more realistic. The opposite on the outside, equals on the inside. The story actually starts by recounting their relationship and these missed opportunities which was such a brilliant idea! It was sexy, fun, emotional and an all around winner! Bradley was, well, the worst. The hero finds it hard to trust after what his ex did to him, so I could understand why he's hesitant to give another relationship a chance. They like to know what the racier articles in a particular issue are going to be before committing to ad space. It was so much fun I read it in a single sitting grabbing me with the amusing tension and quick wit banter between the protagonists.